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Castle Baynard Ward

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"CASTLE-BAYNARD WARD, derives its name from a once celebrated castle, built on the north bank of the Thames, by Baynard, a brave and noble soldier, who came over with William the Norman, who bestowed upon him many marks of his favour. . . The ancient castle was destroyed by fire in 1428, and was rebuilt by Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester. . . Castle-Baynard Ward is bounded on the west and north by the ward of Farringdon Within; on the east, by that of Queenhithe; and on the south, by the river Thames. . .. Its most remarkable public buildings are, the parish churches of St. Bennett's, Paul's Wharf; St. Andrew's, Wardrobe; and St. Mary Magdalen, and the Colleges of Heralds and Doctors' Commons. It is divided into twelve municipal precincts, and is governed by an alderman, (Joshua Jonathan Smith, Esq.) a deputy, and nine other common-councilmen, and other ward officers." [J. Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]

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Archives & Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for Castle Baynard Ward.

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Cemeteries

Castle Baynard Ward - photographs and maps from the London Burial Grounds website.

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Description & Travel

John Strype's Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster (1720) - Castle Baynard Ward.

Wikipedia page on Castle Baynard Ward.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Castle Baynard Ward has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

Allen, Thomas. The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and parts adjacent. Continued to the present time. London: G. Virtue (1839) 3 vols. [Full text - Castle Baynard Ward]
Stow, John and John Nottley. A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, borough of Southwark, and parts adjacent. London, Printed for T. Read (1733-35) 2 vols. [Full text - Castle Baynard Ward]
Thomas, Henry The Wards of London: Comprising a Historical and Topographical Description of Every Object of Importance Within the Boundaries of the City. With an Account of All the Companies, Institutions, Buildings, Ancient Remains &c., &c., and Biographical Sketches of All Eminent Persons Connected Therewith London: J. Gifford (1828) 2 vols. [Castle Baynard Ward]
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Maps

Cole's 1755 Map of Castle Baynard and Farringdon Within Wards.

Map of Baynards Castle Ward and Faringdon Ward Within from London Ancestor.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TQ319810 (Lat/Lon: 51.512538, -0.100621), Castle Baynard Ward which are provided by:

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Societies

Castle Baynard Ward Club website - illustrated history and archive.

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Taxation

Sources for listings of taxpayer names for Castle Baynard Ward, listed on the LDS FamilySearch wiki.